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Labour of love: meet the green-fingered Northamptonshire man who keeps his village in bloom

It is not often people work for free, but for one Northamptonshire village resident gardening really is a labour of love.
Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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The boys set off on their adventure

NOSTALGIA: Ahoy there, adventure

This intrepid crew of 12 Weedon youngsters have just set sail in the good ship the Neysu Rose to signal the start of the village’s Summer Adventure scheme, back in August 1975.

The event flyer.

Foodie fun comes to Daventry

Next month's Daventry Food Festival will, for the first time, be hosted by the town council who have invited stall holders to apply for a free pitch.

The Walgrave Post Office onGold Street closed temporarily in July 2016 due to the resignation of the postmaster

Walgrave Post Office to reopen

The Post Office is to restore services to its Walgrave branch with a hosted outreach service operating from the Village Hall and Playfield Association on Newlands Road.

Wellingborough, 56, Senwick Road Karoly Varga murder hunt. Police have arrested four people with conspiracy to commit murder. 
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Police committed to seeking justice in Northamptonshire’s unsolved murders

It’s not often that a murder investigation is a straightforward one.

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Welford Road.

‘We wish we could have kept you safe’: Northamptonshire family speaks of loss following tragic collision

The dad of a 15-year-old girl has paid tribute to his daughter who was killed in a road accident in Northamptonshire.
A 3D image of the proposed plans. Photo: Paul Vick Architects

Planning proposal for mixed-use regeneration of Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot

Plans to redevelop Weedon's historic Royal Ordnance Depot are expected to be submitted to Daventry District Council in the coming weeks.
Body worn cameras cannot be proven to lead to prosecutions, Big Brother Watch says.

No proof that Northamptonshire Police's body cameras gain more convictions, says civil liberties group

The benefits of body worn cameras being used by police in Northamptonshire cannot be proven, a civil liberties group says, after revealing the county has spent more than almost every other force on them.
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From left to right: headteacher Jenny Gatley, Conor Nelson, Megan Elkins, Harry Whitrow, Jasmine Cleaver and regional education director Andrew Mackereth.

'Beaming with pride': Daventry academy celebrates improvement on A-level results for third straight year

Students and staff are celebrating at Daventry's Parker Academy with A-level results improving for the third year running.

The area plan.

Views sought on neighbourhood plan for Daventry district parish

Residents of a Daventry district parish are invited to have their say on a planning document which will shape how the area is developed in future.

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One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

More than one in ten UK holidaymakers have misplaced an electronic device in their luggage, resulting in them being stopped by airport security, according to a new report.

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Cllr Alan Hills (front), DDCs community, culture and leisure portfolio holder, marks the start of building work with (from left) DDCs economic, regeneration and employment portfolio holder Cllr Colin Poole, Willmott Dixons building manager Tom Prince, Alex Vicary, technical executive at Crest Nicholson and Rob Saunders, surveyor project manager at DDC.

Building work begins on new Daventry primary school

Work on a £4.275million primary school and nursery begins this month on the Monksmoor estate in Daventry with construction scheduled for completion next spring.

DDCs Councillor Colin Poole (second left) at Blisworth Festival with (from left) Canal & River Trusts customer services supervisor Izy Callow, South East Waterways manager Vicky Martin and chief executive Richard Parry.

Daventry's canal vision attracts crowds at Blisworth festival

The vision for the Daventry Canal Arm was presented to visitors at a waterways festival in Northamptonshire last weekend, with one district councillor suggesting similar get-togethers could be held in the town should the project be completed.

Scott Creaney's Saxons Sevens were the eventual winners and wore Souter on the back of their shirts in memory of Dave Souter, who sadly passed away last month.

Soccer Sevens annual tournament raises money for Macmillan in Daventry

Daventry Soccer Sevens' second annual 7-a-side football tournament was held earlier this month, raising more than £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.


Fairport celebrate 50 years in style at their annual Cropredy Convention

Folk stalwarts Fairport Convention celebrated their 50th anniversary with a mammoth three-hour headline set on Saturday night at their annual Cropredy Convention.

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The Blisworth Canal Festival is a yearly fundraising fete for the village.

PICTURES: 'Perfect weather' draws crowds of 25,000 to Blisworth for annual fete

Dozens of boats moored up in Northamptonshire at the weekend for the annual Blisworth Canal Festival.
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Daventry District Council is urging people to sign up to the scheme.

Energy switching service helps ensure Daventry district residents save money on bills

Daventry district residents are invited to sign-up to an energy switching service to help ensure they are on the best deal for their gas and electricity come the winter.

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'Boys don't like it when they get beaten': Daventry girl, 13, ready for her Silverstone motorbike challenge

A teenage girl will line up alongside 89 other young bikers on the Silverstone start line this month as she takes part in the selection event for the inaugural 2018 British Talent Cup.

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Home-Start's vice chair Hilary Bradley cuts the birthday cake as chair Jean Morgan (left) watches on.

Northamptonshire charity celebrates birthday in Daventry park

A Northamptonshire charity which helps young families in the south of the county and in Daventry district celebrated its 21st birthday with a day out in the country park last week.
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